Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Internet Connection


  • Please log in to reply

#1
tattoolover420469

tattoolover420469

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
I have comcast internet service on the computer I have right now, a Systemax Microsoft Windows 98 Second edition. I am trying to hook the internet up to my laptop which is a Inspiron 1100 Microsoft Windows XP. Now when I hook the internet up to the laptop a ding noise plays and then nothing happens. Then at the right bottom hand corner of the laptop a little icon with 2 computers and a x says Local Area Connection Network Cable Unplugged. Does anyone have any idea how I can hook the internet up to my laptop. For the systemax, all I have is the internet plugged in the back without a phonewire needed. Do I need to hook a phonewire up to the laptop in order for it to work? Someone please help!!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
"Hook up the internet" isn't a 100% logical statement

you say you've got comcast...so you've got a cable connection to the internet...which means you have a cable modem in your house....HOW does that cable modem connect to the PC that DOES work with the internet connection? is it cable that looks like a fat phone line? or a USB cable?
  • 0

#3
tattoolover420469

tattoolover420469

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
It's a white cable that hooks up from the cable modem to the computer. It hooks up to the back of the tower in one of two slots.
  • 0

#4
Facedown98

Facedown98

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,989 posts
Hi. A white cable that goes directly from the modem to the computer?

Have a look at these images below, and tell me which looks most like the cable you see...

Ethernet

Coaxial Cable

USB
  • 0

#5
tattoolover420469

tattoolover420469

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
It's a USB cable.
  • 0

#6
dsenette

dsenette

    Je suis Napoléon!

  • Administrator
  • 26,019 posts
  • MVP
did the modem come with a cd or anything like that?
  • 0

#7
tattoolover420469

tattoolover420469

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
It did but the comcast person took it with him.
  • 0

#8
Facedown98

Facedown98

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,989 posts
I would call Comcast and see if they will send you a CD. There's nothing special on that CD, so there's no reason for the install technician to take it with him.
  • 0

#9
tattoolover420469

tattoolover420469

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 32 posts
Alright thanks.
  • 0

#10
Facedown98

Facedown98

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,989 posts
Sure thing, let us know how things turn out :whistling:
  • 0

#11
98springer

98springer

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 217 posts
If you're trying to use both the USB and Ethernet connections on the cable modem, I don't think that will work. On mine it's one or the other, not both.
  • 0

#12
Facedown98

Facedown98

    Trusted Tech

  • Technician
  • 2,989 posts
I'm under the impression that there is only a USB cable connected from the modem to the computer... Is that correct?

Your theory is correct, it will not work with both connected as far as I know.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP